Three companies, AT&T, IBM and Mueller Water Products, announced this week that they have developed a new technology package to help water utilities detect leaks in pipes.
While the Federal Communications Commission applauded the milestone, consumer rights activist Sina Khanifar analyzed the agreements of the four major U.S. carriers and found that two – Sprint and T-Mobile – failed to fulfill half their own commitments.
A long-running legal battle against a National Security Agency surveillance program took a turn in favor of the government agency Feb. 10, when a California district court dismissed part of the charges brought against the NSA.
Federal officials alleged that the company charged customers millions of dollars for third-party subscriptions or services such as horoscopes, love tips and celebrity gossip that they never ordered or authorized.
Wireless provider Cricket Communications has agreed to pay a nearly $2.2 million fine after the Justice Department alleged that the wireless carrier overcharged federal law enforcement agencies for wiretaps. DOJ announced the fine Dec. 1.
Federal regulators recently announced a deal with T-Mobile that would provide customers with more accurate information about their mobile broadband speeds, especially those whose speeds have been reduced after reaching the monthly data cap. The Federal Communications Commission said Nov. 24 that T-Mobile will fully implement the agreement within 60 days.
Inadequate security protections of a new U.S. Department of Agriculture computer network could result in a data breach and loss, according to a new internal audit, which also found that the project's prime contractor even under- and overbilled the department for services.
The European Union implemented new roaming charge rules across its 28 member countries, capping how much people can be charged for making outgoing calls, getting incoming calls, sending text messages and going online.
Advocates for a spectrum auction where the Federal Communications Commission sets aside some spectrum specifically for smaller carriers expressed disbelief during a recent panel discussion that the restrictions would hurt the auction.
The Federal Communications Commission is stifling competition in next year's much-anticipated wireless spectrum auction, increasing chances that it could fail, said Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the agency.